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in the philippines, fred de sam lazaro profiles a group of peacekeepers struggling to maintain a fragile cease-fire between government and rebel forces.o >> there are many other organizations that do medical care and food provisions. never enough. what is new here is civilians protecting civilians. >> ifill: itn's john sparks reports on police officers in china, and their accusations of widespread corruption by local officials. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. >> we'll hock the person to buy our bread. if you believe the headlines, then we're sunk. greece downgraded deeper into junk. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour.n >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for
an update from julie rovner of npr. from the island of mindanao in the philippines, fred de sam lazaro profiles a group of peacekeepers struggling to maintain a fragile cease-fire between government and rebel forces. itn's john sparks reports on police officers in china, and their accusations of widespread corruption by local officials. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: the election commission in egypt confirmed today the new constitution won nearly 64% of the vote in a referendum. the panel also reported turnout was just a third of the country's 52 million registered voters. president mohammed morsi and his muslim brotherhood backed the draft constitution. opponents warned it paves the way for islamic rule and curbs on civil liberties. the six persian gulf arab nations demanded an end to what they called iranian interference. they issued a statement today at the end of the gulf cooperation council's annual summit. the statemen
-- typhoon has risen. >> the island was affected the typhoon but struck the philippines and the death toll continues to rise and criticism is mounting over the government's lack of preparedness. our reporter has more. >> reporter: the typhoon battered the southern philippines this month triggering mudslides. the risk management council said sunday the typhoon left more than 1,000 people dead. it is feared that figure will keep rising, with more than 800 people still unaccounted for. the government failed to distribute to some towns a hazard map it drew up six years ago. experts say this oversight contributed to the authority's failure to evacuate residents to safe locations. such criticism has prompted senators to launch an investigation. it called on the government to swiftly distribute the hazard map to all municipalities. another typhoon pummeled the same island in december last year. killing 1,200 people. a second consecutive year of serious typhoon damage is fueling criticism of the government's disaster preparedness. as many as 6.2 million people are still in need of assistance. the
melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i will step down this week. >> iraqis are voicing outrage over the sentencing of the last marines charged in the 2005 massacre of 25 civilians. on tuesday, frank woodrich received no jail time. >> i was expecting the american courts would sentence the person to life in prison. he should appear and confessed to the
. the strike cost the u.s. an estimate $1 billion a day. >>> typhoon bopha tearing up the philippines. it's triggering flooding, landslides in the southern part of the country. at least 77 people have been killed. dozens of buildings there are destroyed and the death toll is expected to climb higher. officials in the philippines fear typhoon bopha could be just as devastating as a storm that killed over 1,200 people in the region. that was just last year. >> here in the united states, we're getting our own helping of bad weather. karen mcginnis joins us live from atlanta. good morning. >> good morning, christine. we've seen four storms in just about a week. they have pumped in that moisture across the west coast. what now has been the pineapple express, this long fetch of moisture aimed at the west coast, in some cases produced as much as two feet of rainfall. and now we're looking at more of a northerly component that's moving in here. but still a number of rivers across portions of oregon and into california, they are looking at readings that will be, all right, it looks like we have a
in the philippines has risen to more than one- thousand. typhoon hit earlier this month, and it devastated towns in the country's mountains and along the coast. officials are still searching for nearly eight- hundred and 50 missing people. government christmas celebrations have been cancelled. instead, resources are being devoted to the search, and to helping survivors deal with losses. >> up next. we'll talk to a bay area doctor who specializes in male psychology. but first, more reaction from people who knew the victims of friday's school massacre. here now, a family friend of teacher victoria soto. >> she drove us to cheerleading practices. i am also a teacher i cannot even imagines going through what she went through. i think putting herself out there she is such an angel. she went straight to heaven, there's no doubt about that. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it.
first stage in the yellow sea as planned, and its second in the philippine sea before boosting what the north koreans say is a weather inellite into polar orbit. u.s. navy ships in the pacific lad missile defense crews in colorado had already been placed on alert and did not require officiaof a launch. had the rocket been fired on a aljectory that threatened the united states, officials say interceptors based in alaska and california would have been ready ay shoot it down. still, these officials say they re now trying to determine th koreanorth korea deliberately disguised its launch plans or whether u.s. intelligence simply missed the final preparations. last april, a similar rocket fail two minutes after launch. this time, north korea announced it was experiencing technical tfficulties and would need to extend the launch window to the whd of the month. oether those difficulties were real or fake, the rocket was ruickly prepared for launch without u.s. intelligence detecting it had been fully fueled. .he satellite is now circling ce earth and is likely to stay up for a year or two.
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people to think she was the first lady of the philippines. >> reporter: did they buy it? >> everybody did. do you know what the first lady of the philippines looks like? >> reporter: so i pretended to be the king of liechtenstein, and people bought it. outside, a panting crowd, paid to scream my name. >> king nicholas. >> once you have 10, 15 people with cameras, everybody else will crowd around. >> king nicholas, i love you! >> reporter: for nearly clr 5,000, you get a gang of paparazzi and fake fans to meet you at the airport. for nearly $3,000, a crowd to follow you on dates. >> the goal would be, like, wow, you must be really famous. >> reporter: some use this service for career advancement. >> i guess you could say "b" list celebrities who want attention in beverly hills and hollywood. i was exacted by ee eed -- cont agents and publicists. >> reporter: the crowd shopping felt weird. but i loved the dirn afterwards. tell me how good looking i am. toast to me. my own entourage made to laugh hi my jokes. i said you do downtown. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i might hire these guys. for new
is a legend back home in the philippines. he was elected to congress there in 2010. why politics? >> i like to serve people. i'm the one who fights human trafficking, to stop that. i know the feeling of being poor. i know the people in the philippines live in poverty and i wanted to help them. >> reporter: besides congress, you do a few other things. there's the singing. ♪ ♪ sometimes when we touch the honesty is too much ♪ >> reporter: there's the acting. >> our hero is william wallace. william wallace from scotland. >> reporter: if you're not fighting, you're not politicking, you're not in congress, you're not singing, you're not acting, what do you do for fun? >> i like sports. >> reporter: do you lose at anything? >> sometimes i lose. >> reporter: you said you think there's only one or two fights after this for manny. >> yep. >> reporter: is there a lot to of nostalgia then as you sit here training? >> itill be a sad day. but i want to see manny pacquiao go out on top. >> if manny is victorious that will be a significant achievement for him in his career. >> i'm excited for the fi
people in the philippines and the deattoll is expected to rise. 23 of the people drowned in flooding caused by the typhoon. the storm made landfall yesterday and some 60,000 people have fled to emergency shelters. the crowded shelters in this new video. the typhoon is expected to continue to dump rain for several days. >>> a major pot growing operation inside this house, how police actually discovered it and the owner's reaction when he saw all of this for the first time. >> some local students are honored for tackling a very serious issue in the classroom and on campus. how they're trying to stop the cycle. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> we have new video mauves i have marijuana growing operation set up neighed small house in san jose. police discovered it on sandalwood court this morning when neighbors called to report what they thought w
and the philippines. tension being raised there. >>> talk about tense. hissing sound of natural gas as single police car keeps watch and sits hear in west virginia. what an image that is. that's where a natural gas line exploded level 4 houses and damaging part of interstate. the area is about 15 miles forth of charleston, west virginia. several people suffered smoke i hope inhalation. >>> ntsb said a distracted driver in a truck with bad brake was likely cause of amtrak collision that killed 6 people last year. happened at rural intersection in northern nevada. truck slammed into the side of a train that was headed from chicago to here in the bay area. at hearing in washington today the ntsb said the crossing guard arm was down and warning lights were flashing in plenty of time for the truck driver to stop. they still are not sure why he did in the act quickly more quickly maybe he was tired or just not paying attention who knows. but if the brake had been properly maintained or applied a second and a half earlier the accident apparently could have been avoided. >>> major headline for the
beat the first runner up ms. philippines and miss venezuela who came in third. >> the u.s. getting pummelled with a massive thunderstorm just days before christmas. dumping at least a foot of snow in the next 48-hours. dozens of flights already canceled. it is going to get worse we are told. strong winds making visibility pretty difficult. nine states are under warnings. for the lathes on what to expect joe to janice dean. hey, janice. >> hads quite a storm packing a punch. we not only have blizzard warnings but earlier we had tornado warnings. tornado watch in effect for parts of the mississippi valley and many thunderstorm warnings in effect along this area. a storm cloud ahead of it a warm unstable air mass. that's why we are seeing the threat for tornadoes hail and damaging winds. the blizzard side of the storm we have blizzard warnings for at least five states as you can see here stretching from portions of nebraska through iowa and the midwest. blizzard conditions are expected through out the day today with heavy snow and wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. that's goin
, he understood it, he knew it. we worked together on the recognition of philippine know veterans and he thanked me for my interest and working with him on an interest so dear to his heart. these are just a few stories. i know there are thousands more to be told. but the real story was this was a man who sacrificed for his country. but ultimately because of a kind heart and loyally to the ideals we process as americans, he became one of the most important yet humble leaders in the united states senate. senator inouye reminded us what it means to be an american hero, a war hero who carried the burden of his service with him all of his life. his courage, his patriotism, his respect for the values he fought for formed his views in this chamber. we are saddened today with the passing of one of the most respected and icon i can lead e a hero a voice for reason and common sense when reason rationalty and common sense was too often in short supply. he will be missed by all of us who had the privilege to serve with him but by a nation who needs more leaders like him. all of us remember hi
frames, decorative boxes, and 24 styles of christmas ornaments made in the philippines. all of them are made out of heavy paper stock and covered with metallic looking resin that encollude a hang tag with a pa iris label. all the items should be put in a container and returned. >>> a battle over medical marijuana between the city of oakland and the federal government. why the city says the largest pot dispensary in america should stay open even if it breaks federal law. >>> welcome back. 6:25. a legal battle between the city of oakland and the federal government over a marijuana dispensary the biggest one in the country. the harbor side health center has 100,000 patients. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. now the federal government wants to shut it down. and seize the property. the judge is now considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland by the way is siding with the center which by the way pays a lot of taxes. >> it's like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legi
to reach the injured after a typhoon blows through the philippines. at least 140 people are known dead. scores are injured, and tens of thousands are forced from their homes. huge storms caused floods and floods and landslides. officials say about 170,000 people sought refuge in evacuation centers. >>> a tornado sweeps through, forcing evacuations. the fast-moving storm came through today. roofs were blown off. most of the homes are owned by military families who rushed home to check on loved ones. >>> eight students were on a bus when the car crashed into the back. the driver of the car was killed. and one student on the bus was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. the cause still under investigation. >>> a man turns up in guatemala, after being on the run for weeks. he is seeking asibum -- asylum, after he calls being persecuted by police. he was undone by technology. >> reporter: software energy came to guatemala for asylum but was taken into custodiy for entering the country illegally. he gave an interview before he was arr
the regular life. phillips'. >>> an intense typhoon has struck the philippines. kate bolduan is monitoring that. >> it's the most powerful typhoon to hit the southern philippines in decades. it came ashore this morning, destroying homes and killing more than two dozen people. the international space station captured this shot of the typhoon as it was bearing down on the philippines. we'll show it to you later. >>> a lawyer for john mcafee says he's left belize and is in guatemala city. he's wanted in connection for the shooting death of his neighbor. he's told cnn he is innocent and will not surrender to police. >>> former alaska governor sarah palin has apologized for remarks she made about congressional republicans she thinks are compromising too much in the battle over the fiscal cliff. she called them wusses and wobbly. >>> it's the kind of case you rarely see at the united states supreme court. the justices are about to weigh in on a child custody battle. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common
currency and commodity trading they're going to end early. in japan, indonesia, the philippines, they were all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the
. she beat out miss philippines and miss venezuela who came in third and those are your headlines. most significant thing i heard about olivia. she's played the cello in carnegie hall. >> steve: she's number one. >> brian: you said the cello is easy. >> gretchen: no, it is not >> brian: always room for a cello. >> gretchen: you are really coming on me in a very joyful and festive way. >> brian: you know how . room will be in the twump suite. >> miss maryland will be the new miss usa. >> brian: miss maryland steps in? >> gretchen: that apartment is full, babe. >> brian: miss usa, miss maryland and miss universe and >> steve: and miss teen. >> brian: they were cheering. >> i think it is miss maryland . excuse me if i have the state wrong. >> brian: i pain is still unbearable in connecticut . five more victims of the sandy hook massacre will be laid to rest today. katherine hubard and ann murphy and lauren and benjamin and alicon. we have more details from peter doocy. >> for days, investigators are telling us that they have a lot of good evidence to work with in this case. we are learning
. >>> a powerful typhoon has struck the soern philippines this morning, packing winds of 110 miles an hour. the storm has destroyed homes, triggered land slides. at least three people have been killed in the philippines. officials say millions of people could be affected. >>> nasa's curiosity space rover has discovered evidence of organic compounds on mars. samples of dust and sand from a dune on mars appear to contain carbon, sulfur and chlorine compounds. but scientist here's on earth aren't sure what to make of those findings and whether they could be a sign of life on the red planet. >>> nhl labor talks set to resume today. a small group of owners and players will be there. but the league's commissioner and the head of the players union will not attend. >> that will be productive. >> the nhl labor lockout is in its 79th day and all games through december 14th have already been canceled >> 46 minutes past the hour. soledad o'brien joins us now with a look at what is ahead on "starting point." >> good morning, everybody. former british prime minister tony blair is our guest this morning.
, $600. what is german? uh, dialects for $800. what is spanish? dialects, $1,000. what is the philippines? "s" as in simile for $200. what is snug? simile for $400. what is slippery? simile--"s" as in simile for $600. what is sharp? simile, $800. what is stubborn? "s" as in simile for $1,000. what is still? you double your score to $2,000. uh, burns, baby, burns, for $200. what is sc? uh, burns for $400. whotland"auld lang syne"? uh, burns for $600. what is require? no. boomie. what is "desire"? burns for $1,000. and you're in the lead. i'd like to wager $1,200. all righty, here is the clue... what are "mice and men"? that's it, at adds to your margin. you're at $5,400, and we're at our first commercial break, which means we'll be back in a moment or two. and th and beth watkins first is from savannah, georgia. she is a graduate student of medieval studies. notice how i pronounced that correctly. that's right. now you travel with a good-luck charm of some kind. yes. tell us about that. uh, it's a small stuffed orange fish, uh, that my sister got as a prize out of a cereal box. and so it's
contestants from 89 countries. including runners-up, miss philippines and miss venezuela. in a few weeks, by the way, sam will be one of the judges for the miss america pageant. so, we asked, can another rhode islander make history? we'll find out, sam, when it airs on abc. >> i'm getting all my tips from lara, by the way. taking notes. >> there's a whole lot you need to know. >> i'm still learning. >>> here's a "downton abbey" christmas special. it's a gingerbread house or gingerbread estate. an exact replica of the estate on that hit period drama. the culinary construction work done by a utah man named smith jenson. isn't that credible? it is edible. in a long, long, long time. he probably, like all of us, cannot wait for the return of "downton abbey" on january 6th. just filling the need for a long, long time. >> a long, long time. >>> and finally in "pop news," say hello to a tiny giant. a 20-week-old baby panda, becoming a star at the san diego zoo. thanks to its website, it has a 24-hour panda cam that allows people to follow his progress. the little guest, and that's the translati
rescued a florida man on a disabled yacht. he and three others were towing the yacht from the philippines when the tow rope broke. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk. mike crapo has said previously he does not drink. >>> there's no evidence this morning we don't feel good about the economy. a new abc news/"washington post" poll finds that three-quarters of americans say we're in a recession. half are optimistic about the new year, but that's the least in a decade. >>> santa is ready to leave the secret workshop location in the north pole. there are two places two track him online. norad and for the first time, google. >>> finally, a police officer is being called a hero this morning after rescuing a drowning woman. he did it under the absolute worst conditions an against all odds. it takes protect and stoerve a whole new level. this cell phone video shows boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think
. in the philippines a powerful typhoon is bearing down with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. >> rescue teams there preparing for flash floods and landslides in the mountains. forecasters predicting huge waves and storm surge along the coast. the typhoon expected to make landfall in about seven hours or so from now on the same island where a tropical storm last year left 1,200 people dead. >>> emergency inspections are underway today at about 50 roadway tunnels in japan. that's after one tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo caved in yesterday. nine people died. an official with the private company that operates the sasago tunnel said outdated bolts, or concrete slabs, could be to blame. cnn's alex solberg is following the story. >> reporter: a driver's worst nightmare. heading through a highway tunnel when the ceiling collapses. officials are trying to figure out how it happened over the weekend here in japan. this man says the cars in front of us were crushed. it was tir filing. i'll never be able to drive through that tunnel again. another witness says i saw smoke filling the tunnel from abo
protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor survivors took part in a ceremony. i 21 gun salute honored the survivors and memories still fresh for those who were still there. one was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were ki
to politics and government, my father came to this country from the philippines and he came here to live the american dream. he became a legal citizen, he was so proud of that. he met my mother, they got married, they raised a family, nine kids, now 28 grand kids. god bless my mother who is still alive. he started hits own business. he always gave ba back to his community. and he always believed in making this place he called home a better place for his children and grandchildren to live. and i think if he were alive today, and i'm sure he's looking down from heaven somewhere, he'd be very proud of his oldest son that to my knowledge is the first first-generation filipino american to serve in the united states congress. and i'm proud to be part of the asian american community. this has been a job for the past 14 years, having served in the state legislature for 10 years and now in congress for four years, that i've taken very seriously and i've tried to give it my all, 100%. and as i've dedicated my life to. and i want to thank my family for all the sacrifices that they have made to allo
into orbit. sections of the rocket came down near japan's southern islands and the philippines. the united states condemned the launch as a provocative act and believe it was cover to test ballistic missile technology. >>> russia is criticizing president obama's decision to recognize the syrian opposition saying they were surprised by it. the president announced his decision in an interview with abc's barbara walters. this does not mean america will be arming the rebel forces. the declaration is intended to be a show of support. the president also explained why the announcement was made now, after almost two years of war. >> the soarian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> the u.s. joins britain, france and turkey in recognizing the syrian opposition. >>> michigan the cradle of the organized labor movement, is now a right to work state. last night michigan governor ri rick snyder kept his word and signed the
lost an american original. he was 78 years old. >>> in the philippines, at least 11 people are dead after a tropical cyclone slammed the central part of the country. the storm brought heavy flooding, landslides as well. two people are still missing. now, earlier this month, more than 1,000 died when a typhoon swept through that very same area. >>> the florida man known as the dinosaur smuggler could face 17 years in prison. eric pleaded guilty to illegally buying and selling dinosaur skeletons and then slipping them by u.s. customs. sentencing is scheduled for april. the bones are being returned to their country of origin. >>> this is the most-watched singing contest in europe. it's got the glitz, the glamour, but -- >> it costs to perform, and it costs to stage it. and what do you get back? bluntly, you get a bunch of hoopla and a few pom-poms. >> wow. what some european countries on the verge of bankruptcy, many feel participating in the contest, well, strikes the wrong chord. through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fig
native philippines. i mean i can't believe that pep talk before the fight. >> we don't have a picture of romney when that happened, when -- >> the knockout? >> no. we don't have that picture. >> if you look at mitt romney and then ann romney, he is -- he reacts. she's calm, cool and collected. i don't know if i could sat in the front row. >> it was an incredible fight. >> you are surprised? you were visiting him not too long ago. >> i'm not shocked. over the last year or two, it's been fairly obvious that he lost a step. i talked to his trainer a couple weeks ago and he admits he is not the fighter was a few years ago. what is fascinating now is that manny told me two weeks ago he only had one or two fights left in him. so now the question is will he fight again? >> and didn't he predict a knockout that he was going to deliver the knockout? >> he was going for it. he felt to win this fight, he had to knock out marques. the judges had him ahead on points. if this was a brutal boxing match. i mean they were pounding each other, pounding each other. someone was going to go down. it was p
the first filipina judge, man or woman, to sit on the federal bench. so the great nation of the philippines, which contributes so many immigrants and then citizens to our country, can be very proud that miss schofield has risen to this high post once she's confirmed. in conclusion, i believe she'll make a terrific judge and i look forward to her nomination -- confirmation today. and with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, can you tell me how much time is remaining on this side? the presiding officer: 15 minutes. mr. cornyn: thank you. mr. president, it's become disturbingly clear that president obama doesn't mind whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff. just last week, his own treasury secretary, secretary geithner, said the white house was -- quote -- "absolutely" prepared to go off the cliff unless republicans agree to raise marginal tax rates. in other words, during a period of high unemployment -- the highest since the great depression -- the president
with condolences from australia, great britain, thailand, the philippines, members of the european union and other countries. we spoke with connecticut congressman jim time on this morning's "washington journal." >> among the many statements put out yesterday by congressmen and senators was this from representative jim himes in connecticut, replacing -- releasing a statement saying the "words cannot express the sadness and horror i feel at the horrendous shootings in connecticut. host: representative himes joins us by phone. where were you when you first heard about the shooting? guest: i was in washington. host: you are in the fourth district. this was in the fifth district, correct? the coat the town is just across the line to the fifth district, currently represented by chris murphy. it is part of fairfield county, just across the line from my district. host: your thoughts on the safety of the children going to school there? guest: that is a question on every parent's mind today. , and one of the interesting aspects of yesterday's events was set the school recently installed a security system t
fought to honor the veterans who served the commonwealth army of the philippines on the side of the united states during world war ii. because of a law passed in 1946, their service was not recognized. they were denied access to health care, given only half of the disability and death compensation of other u.s. veterans, so senator inouye changed that. over the years he secured nearly $200 million in compensation for filipino veterans, and he fought to grant filipino veterans the same access to u.s. veterans and v.a. hospitals as are other veterans. senator inouye's strong sense of honor and justice drove him to fight for the recognition of these veteran services. he was fond of saying, quote, "justice is just a matter of continuing education." end quote. and for that reason, he also made sure that injustices endured by u.s. citizens and permanent residents of japanese an ssess century during world war ii were never forgotten. he led passage of the civil liberties act of 188, which acknowledged -- 1988, which acknowledged their forced internment and provided compensation for
now, it's a guy they found on youtube, in the philippines. he was a karaoke singer. he's fantastic. >> kelly: that's the tway to do it these days. >> clayton: back in the days, typically when you went on a date, maybe go to match.com, you look at their qualities, maybe look at their appearance. >> kelly: i think so. >> clayton: their likes, their interests. do they like to walk the dog in the park or that sort of thing. now there is a new trend unfolding and it's fascinating because some counselors have been coming forward, basically saying they're gotting more questions than ever before as it relates to dating about credit score. forget how they look. forget if they walk a dog in the park. i want to know how your credit score is because you know what? it tells a lot about your financial history and therefore, i might not want to date you. >> juliet: it doesn't necessarily tell you everything about a person and their integrity and character. people go through divorces and that gets messy. why are you giving me a look? >> kelly: no, i think it says something about the bottom line, t
it -- and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue and -- in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 s plit between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployment as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can provide for their own security. in latin america, africa, europe, and elsewhere. the past decade of war has
such as singapore and the philippines. and expanding our mil-to-mil dialogue in exchanges with china. we are also enhancing our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes reallocating the naval fleet to achieve in these next few years a 60/40 split between the pacific and the atlantic oceans. hopefully, we will do that by 2020. increasing army and marine presence in the region after iraq and afghanistan, locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific including new deployments of f-22s and the mv-22 ospreys to japan. and laying the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter in 2017. the third element of our strategy that as we do force projection in the asia pacific and in the middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployments as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so that they can help provide for their own security. in latin america, in africa, in the
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